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it may look in a couple of years thanks to the people's republic of china, which has agreed to bankroll one of the biggest and most ambitious developments in the bay area. >> we are going to see a new san francisco neighborhood. >> reporter: with towers as high as 40 stories and parks and business space it's to be the home for about 18 to 20,000 people. it's going to mean two new bridge ramps and ferry service to san francisco. >> it will really be one of the landmarks in san francisco. >> reporter: making this landmark a reality, however, meant going to china for the estimated $700 million. and that means we are going to see another first. >> the china development bank is requiring that a chinese construction company be given the first right to negotiate a general contract agreement. >> reporter: in other words, not only will the chinese government finance the deal, they are going to build it, as well. and the construction unions are going along because it's going to mean thousands of jobs and because the chinese have agreed to hire locally. >> we're very disappointed that we had to go
about the systemic campaign against baby girls in china, india and south korea. she reports since the 1970s, more than 163 million female babies have simply disappeared. >> it's mostly the result of sex selective abortion so women going in for an ultrasound scan when they're protect them aborting female children. >> reporter: in some areas there are not enough women to go around. >> women are being trafficked from poorer countries and poorer parts of china and india. >> reporter: but sex selection is not just occurring in foreign countries. it's happening in the united states and right here in the bay area. >> nice deep breath in and out. >> reporter: this doctor -- >> absolutely happens here. >> reporter: -- the ucsf researcher spoke to dozens of immigrant women from india who live in the bay area. the people she interviewed, the vast majority who were pregnant with a girl chose to abort her. the main reason? family pressure even from female relatives. she read from their stories. >> my husband said he needed to have a son. he said that if i cannot give him a son since we have t
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